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Learn how to deal with medical situations appropriately with these Howcast videos, which cover everything from appendicitis symptoms to asthma attacks.
You Will Need
- Pain in your abdomen
- Increasing discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Difficult evacuation
Know that pain may vary
Know that pain may vary depending on the person’s age, and the position of the appendix.
Know that pain will occur near navel
Know that pain typically starts around your navel and then shifts to your right abdomen.
Know that pain can worsen
Be aware that pain may get worse if you walk, cough, or move.
Recognize loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and fever
Recognize as symptoms a loss of appetite, nausea, swelling of the abdominal area, and a high fever.
Recognize diarrhea, painful urination, and constipation
Be aware that diarrhea with gas, painful urination, and constipation can occur.
Contact a doctor
Contact a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms -- you may have appendicitis.